|Observations sur les danses.|
An antidance treatise, the argument presented by the anonymous author is based on the idea that dancing is inconsistent with teachings in the Scripture, specifically the Ten Commandments. For example, just as the golden calf represented idolatry, the author argues that pleasure derived from dance is also idolatry, thus breaking the First Commandment. Similar arguments are made for all but the Second Commandment.
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|Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demonstrative figures. Wherein the whole art is explain'd; with compleat tables of all steps us'd in dancing, and rules for the motions of the arms, &c. Whereby any person (who understands dancing) m - Mr Isaac, in one vollume.|
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|Orchesographie. Et traicte en forme de dialogue, par lequel tovtes personnes peuvent facilement apprendre & practiquer l'honneste exercice des dances. - Thoinot Arbeau demeurant à Lengres.|
Written by a French cleric, Jehan Tabourot, in the form of a dialogue between a dancing master and his student and originally published in 1588, this manual is an important tool in the understanding of late sixteenth-century French social dance. The manual provides critical information on social ballroom behavior and on the interaction of musicians and dancers. The book's usefulness is also enhanced by a notation system that correlates the music to the dance steps...
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